Category Archives: DIY/Maker

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10 TIPS on Creating GREAT and Affordable Halloween Costumes:

Nearly 179 million Americans will dress up for Halloween, that’s just about half of us. (Last year we Americans spent a staggering 9 billion on Halloween.) SO, MOST LIKELY IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU ARE PROBABLY IN SERIOUS NEED OF A GREAT COSTUME. Read More →

Hooray for Hollywood! Glam it up Thrift Style!

Truth be told, the Academy Awards are not nearly as exciting this year as last because our favorite movie “Lady Bird” (filmed partly at Thrift Town on El Camino in Sacramento) is not up for the 5 Academy Awards that it was in Read More →

Getting Crafty With Sweaters!

Posted on by Gina | diy-maker

Thrift Town blogger Gina shows how to transform sweaters into legwarmers, boot toppers, finger-less gloves and more in this edition of Mommy Moments. Read More →

M’m M’m Good – January is National Soup Month! + Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe

Posted on by Ashley | diy-maker

Soup warms the body and the soul, and chicken soup is unexplainably good for colds. Soup is amazing and simply put, soup is good food.  I was so excited to learn that soup had its own national month that I decided to blog about Read More →

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Artistic Up-Cycled Fashion for an Intentional Wardrobe

Posted on by Guest | diy-maker | thrift-fashion

Choosing a piece of clothing says something about you. Beyond trends, we all have our own unique style that we portray through color, fit, pattern and more. We also have the opportunity to either support “fast” or “slow” fashion when we choose our Read More →

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Sparkle Like Lynzie- Upcycling with Vintage Jewelry

My sister Lynzie Norquist was a guest blogger back in 2013. She LOVED to make things sparkle just like she did. To honor her, I’m reposting a few of her beautiful handcrafted items and I’m linking back to a couple of her “how Read More →

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Time Saver!

Mashed potatoes are a little scoop of heaven. For me, they are the star of the holiday table. The holiday food I love most. They’re fluffy, smooth, buttery, salty, and savory. If you can’t tell, I HEART mashed potatoes. They are also tricky Read More →

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10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips & One Table Two Ways- Under $100

Some people get stressed out and unnecessarily worked up over hosting Thanksgiving. I like to approach it with an everything will turn out great attitude. Aside from a fried turkey fire, not much can go wrong. On Thanksgiving the food is clearly the star, Read More →

Weird Science. Silver Polishing Experiment and Results.

Happy holidays! I hope this helps you get your table holiday ready! Speaking of tables, click our handy dandy link to learn how to set a formal table for the holidays. Thrift stores have all sorts of silver and silver plate items for Read More →

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to look good! Thrift Town and LLVB have you covered. 

Thrifting is a fun experience and for me it doesn’t just stop at finding that special hidden piece at Thrift Town. Sometimes these special recycled clothing finds become deconstructed and upcycled into high quality garments that are super fashionable, unique and unexpected. My Read More →